In support of our commitment to lifelong learning, ACNL has partnered with several educational institutions who have agreed to provide stipends or tuition reductions for ACNL members attending their programs. We will continue to seek opportunities to partner with our academic colleagues to provide this member benefit and support nurse leaders pursuing additional education and academic degrees.

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American Sentinel University

American Sentinel enables professionals to enhance their current skills with advanced critical thinking and in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry. We cater to working professionals that need flexibility, support and innovative learning techniques. Students chose us because our accredited nursing programs meet their needs; they stay because of our support and their experience.

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Ameritech College of Healthcare 

Since 1979, Ameritech College of Healthcare has been committed to preparing the best and brightest nurses. Our online RN to BSN degree completion program is CCNE accredited and endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation. Ameritech understands its BSN students are active in the workforce and specializes in working individually with the students to help them receive the best education possible.

Eligible ACNL Members Receive:
Partnership Scholarship: 20% tuition discount. 

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Azusa Pacific University

RN to BSN - equips RNs with advanced skills and knowledge and distinguishes them as capable leaders in health care.*
MSN in Nursing Education or MSN in Healthcare Administration & Leadership - For BSN prepared nurses desiring to move in to early to mid-level leadership roles.* 
DNP or PhD - prepares nurses to practice in the current, complex health care environment with an evidence-based approach.* 

*Taught in blended format

Eligible ACNL Members Receive: 10% tuition discount. 

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Chamberlain College of Nursing

Chamberlain College of Nursing has more than a 125-year history of preparing extraordinary nursing graduates. We offer innovative, flexible online degree options that allow registered nurses to advance their degree in a program that fits their lifestyle.

Current online programs include: RN to BSN Option;
RN to BSN to MSN Option; Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Program-choose from one of five nursing specialty tracks; Graduate Certificate Programs: Educator and Informatics; Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program (DNP)

ACNL Members Receive: Special group tuition rate, a 15% savings; waived application fees.

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Concordia University Irvine  

Preparing Nurses on every level - Concordia University Irvine has the nursing program that fits your goals and needs. RNs can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in as little as 12 months. The Concordia Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program has classes available fully online or in a blended online/classroom format.

To learn more, contact [email protected] or 949-214-3614.

ACNL Members Receive: 10% discount on RN to BSN program; 15% on MSN program.

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Grand Canyon University

The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions at Grand Canyon University develops qualified professionals and experienced leaders in health care. Students may choose from over 25 nursing and health care programs to cultivate new skill sets, build knowledge and grow into leadership roles.

ACNL Members Receive: 10% scholarship off tuition to help you get started on earning your degree.

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National University

National University was founded in 1971 as a nonprofit, and since that time has grown to be one of the largest private, nonprofit universities in California. With programs offered on campus and online in a one-course-per-month format, National University helps you balance life's obligations with your studies. We offer more than 130 degrees in education, healthcare, psychology, business administration, criminal justice, public administration and more.

ACNL Members Receive: 15% tuition reduction scholarship and waiver of the application fee.

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Southern New Hampshire University 

SNHU is a private, nonprofit, accredited university with more than 60,000 online and campus students. Founded in 1932, we’ve been relentlessly reinventing higher education and have gained national recognition for helping students succeed. 

Our flexible and affordable programs include: CCNE-accredited, RN-BSN and MSN programs that were developed by nurses, for nurses. Nurse Educator, Generalist, Patient Safety & Quality and Clinical Nurse Leader focuses. Further options in Healthcare Management, Informatics, Human Resources and more.

ACNL Members Receive: Discounted tuition rates of $288 per undergraduate credit hour and $565 per graduate credit hour.

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Vanguard University  

Vanguard University offers an RN to BSN and an MSN program (Educational Leadership and Post-Master's CNS). These dynamic options prepare you to lead change, promote health and enhance patient outcomes in today's complex healthcare environment. Class sizes are small and allow you to learn collaboratively in an environment that allows you to excel and be the best nurse you can be. 

ACNL Members Receive: 25% tuition discount for undergraduate nursing programs; and 10% discount for graduate program options.

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Walden University

For more than 45 years, Walden University has served the higher education needs of working professionals offering more than 80 degree programs including RN-BSN, MSN, MBA, DNP and PhD in Nursing. Today it serves more than 47,000 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries. Learn how Walden's CCNE-accredited programs, faculty and flexible online format can help you advance your nursing career.

ACNL Members Receive: 10% tuition reduction for the life of the program to all new students who enroll in any Walden bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree program. This offer may be combined with special grants.

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West Coast University

Programs designed by nurses, for nurses. WCU offers undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees. Online programs include: 12-month RN to BSN, 24-month RN to MSN and MSN programs with multiple tracks available. In addition, WCU offers online MHA and MPH programs. To learn more about WCU and its program benefits, visit

ACNL Members Receive: Waived application fees and a 10% grant for RN to BSN, RN to MSN and MSN programs.

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Western Governor's University

ACNL members are eligible for a 5% tuition discount for up to 4 terms. They must ask for the discount during enrollment and provide proof of membership. They are also eligible for the healthcare partners scholarships described in the link provided.

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